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'Duck Tape' prom attire puts teens in running for $20,000 in scholarships

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Two Mississippi teens are being recognized nationally after creating their prom outfits using rolls of Duck Tape and now each have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship. (Photo Source: duckbrand.com) Two Mississippi teens are being recognized nationally after creating their prom outfits using rolls of Duck Tape and now each have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship. (Photo Source: duckbrand.com)
(Photo Source: duckbrand.com) (Photo Source: duckbrand.com)
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(WMC) – Two Mississippi teens could win $20,000 in scholarships after creating their prom outfits using rolls of Duck Brand Duct Tape. But they need your votes to win.

Kechantra Ward, 17, and Jeffery Patton, 16, of Senatobia, Miss. were selected as one of the top 10 couples in the 14th annual "Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest," which is sponsored by Duck Tape.

The contest challenged high school students in the United States and Canada to create unique prom attire with Duck Tape. Ten couples were chosen as finalists among more than 150 entries.

Ward and Patton, who are cousins, attended prom at Senatobia High School wearing the outfits that took them 102 hours and 28 rolls of Duck Tape to complete. Click here to see more photos of the pair: http://www.duckbrand.com/promotions/stuck-at-prom/detail/2014/279.

"For the bottom of my skirt I did black Duck Tape," said Ward. 

"She basically had to walk me through it," said Patton.

The cousins thought the Duck Brand Duck Tape challenge would be a good way to turn heads and qualify for a combined $20,000 in scholarships. 

"I like to make things and I thought making it with duck tape would be even better, and a challenge," said Ward, who wants to be a fashion designer. She is heading to Kent State in the fall. "It would help a lot with tuition and it would just help with like books, room and board and just getting started."

Patton still has some time left in high school, but he knows it will be hard to top memories from this year's prom. 

"People was coming up to me and was like 'Can I touch it?' And I was like, 'Yeah, it's Duck Tape, it's not going to mess up anything,'" explained Ward.

Online voting for the grand prize, second, and third place winners is open until July 8, 2014. You can vote once per day per valid email address. Click here to vote: http://www.stuckatprom.com/

The grand prize winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship and $5,000 will go to the school where they attended prom. The second place award is $5,000 for each student and the school will get $3,000. Both students coming in third place will receive $3,000 and their school will get $2,000. The remaining seven couples in the top 10 will each receive a $500 scholarship and their school will get $500.

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